It seems everyone is staring at a computer screen, phone or other digital device these days. And it’s causing a serious problem called digital eye strain. One way to help your eyes? Digital screen protection glasses .

Recent research sponsored by The Vision Council  has shown that 59 percent of people who routinely use computers and digital devices experience symptoms of digital eye strain (also called computer eye strain or computer vision syndrome).

Symptoms of computer vision syndrome include: eye fatigue and discomfort, dry eyes, headaches, blurred vision, neck and shoulder pain, eye twitching and red eyes.

Get a comprehensive eye exam.

Having a routine comprehensive eye exam is the most important thing you can do to prevent or treat computer vision problems. If you haven’t had an eye exam in over a year, schedule a visit with an eye doctor near you.

During your exam, be sure to tell your eye doctor how often you use a computer and digital devices at work and at home. Measure how far your eyes are from your screen when you sit at your computer, and bring this measurement to your exam so your eye doctor can test your eyes at that specific working distance.

Kobrin & Martin Sandton offer Colorimetry, the best option for professionals who work longs hours on spreadsheets. The Colorimetry test is best suited for people who work for long hours on computers using spreadsheets and MS Word. White as the default background colour is not always the best for our eyes. Colorimetry is an individualised test to assess which colour is the best suited for your eyes. The test results are provided so that you may adjust your computer’s colour settings to best suit your individual need.

Find out more here: https://www.kobrinmartin.co.za/colorimetry/

If you suffer from any of the symptoms mentioned, please feel free to let us know. There will be more help tips in next week’s update.

Very important: Always make sure you discuss and make decisions about your eye care based upon a formal appointment with your optician or doctor.

For more information please call us or visit

KOBRIN & MARTIN OPTOMETRISTS, SANDTON

Tel: 011 884 8413  |  kobrinmartin@telkomsa.net